Friday, September 17, 2010
BC 169 Rxxxxx's Birthday Card - Blue, Green & Brown
Don't you just love the colors in the card above? I think they are very elegant together and plan to use them more often. If you haven't guessed, our bloggers challenge this week was to design a card using blue, green and brown.
My church friend Rxxxxx has one of those 'big' birthdays. You know - the ones that end in a 0! So I wanted to make a special card for her. She is doing something really cool for her birthday. She is taking the christian call to love others very seriously and is using her birthday as a reason to feed homeless people. I think that is very cool. Her and two friends will go into Boston (be there by 7:30am) and make sandwiches to pass out in Boston Common. I was unable to join them this week, but hope to go with her another day and do this. I pray that their love will impact the people that they meet and bring them hope.
So, on to the card recipe. If you have never made a clear card - I really encourage you to try it. It's really pretty easy and in person these cards have a real WOW factor. To start, I used Hero Arts Clear Card base. They sell a set of 10 clear cards already cut and folded with envelopes. No, they are not cheap, but they are cool! The bird was punched out using SU bird punch in some retired DSP with Baja Breeze. I did two punches, one in the blue DSP and another punch in certainly celery. I wanted the branch to be green and the bird and wing in blue. The ribbon is white silk May Arts. The card stock is Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Soft Suede. The sentiment is from papertrey ink. Oh and if you are wondering why I am calling my friend Rxxxxx, it's because out of courtesy to her, I am not announcing to the world her real name on my blog and telling the world how old she is.
So, what special things do you do on your 'big' birthdays - the ones that end in 0? Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear your special way to celebrate!